Welcome to our adventures in urban farming in NYC! What began as an experiment with growing a few veggies in the Bronx has become a great success for our Bridge clients and community. This is an online record of our experiences on the farm, written by Stacey Van Rossum, with photos taken by Natalie Brickajlik, the Coordinator of our Horticulture Program. Thanks to funding from Burpee and The United Way of New York, our program was made possible!
Thursday, June 24, 2010
The Garden Grows
(Growing bed) (View from the top tier)
(Third tier of tomatoes)
(Thyme, lavender, and ?feverfew?)
We have begun harvesting plants. So far we have harvested collards, lettuce, broccoli, mustard greens, kale, rhubarb chard, swiss chard, arugula and sage. This year we are weighing our produce to keep records of the lbs. of food that we grow. Natalie bought ladybugs to release into the garden since they eat the harmful insects like aphids. Here are some pictures of both gardens.